Dear Sriman Damodara dasa,
Please accept my blessings and well wishes in remembrance of my Divine Masters.
After some time, I listened to your lectures and distributed them. Then my friends attacked me, threatened hell, etc.
We must follow the Absolute Truth wherever He leads us. He wants and demands that His devotees will not compromise their surrender to Him in any way. This often means, as Srila Sridhara Maharaja stated it, “By His will, friends may turn into foes, and foes may turn into friends.”:
Friends may be converted into foes, and foes may be converted into friends. But I must stick to my ideal. By His will, friends may turn into foes, and foes may turn into friends. But in my progress, some elimination and some new acceptance,